The world’s first biobased-succinic acid plant with a capacity of 2,000 metric tons/year is already under construction in Pomacle, France, according to white biotech company Bioamber, a joint venture between US-based DNP Green Technology and France-based ARD.
Bioamber was launched in April 2008.
The biosuccinic acid can use various renewable feedstock such as sugar cane, wheat, corn, rice, lignocellulose and glycerin. Succinic acid and succinate esters are used as building blocks in the production of chemicals such as plastics, resins, deicers, solvents and fuel additives.
Bioamber is expected to announce in the coming months new strategic partnerships, contract sales of bio-based succinic acid and the out-licensing of the technology platform to third parties through turn-key packages.